What: WISE DC Holiday Party at City Winery
Where: City Winery, 350 Okie St NE, Washington, DC 20002
When: Tuesday, December 11, 2018 from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM (EST)
Cost: $25 for non-members, Free for members
Join us for a holiday celebration with your fellow WISE DC members at City Winery on Tuesday, December 11 from 6:00-9:00 P.M!
Registration includes one drink, hors d'oeuvres, holiday desserts, and the opportunity to win free prizes!
We will also have a tasting with one of City Winery's experienced sommeliers.
Have questions about WISE DC Holiday Party at City Winery? Contact WISE (Women in Sports & Events) DC Chapter
The year 2018 marked another fascinating one for activism in sports. Athletes, brands and leagues took different positions on whether and how to address political and social issues.
The NFL halted implementation of its new national anthem policy, leaving it up to each team whether a player would be disciplined for protesting. Nike, the largest company in sports, saw boosts in sales and stock price after releasing its Colin Kaepernick ad. LeBron James was told to shut up and dribble, so he created a documentary series called Shut Up and Dribble. College athletes, WNBA players, Olympians and others also continued to use their voice.
Some are praised for speaking out in the sports arena; others face backlash. What if athlete activism was a regular feature of sports? If more athletes spoke up on matters of public importance, what would be the implications in a number of areas, such as fan engagement, sponsorships, relationships within teams, athlete health and welfare, and society in general?
On Dec. 10, we will explore this topic at a panel discussion. Registration is closed for the general public. Media interested in attending may contact Sports & Society Program Editorial Director Jon Solomon at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Panel 1 (10-11 am ET):
Etan Thomas, former NBA player/author of “We Matter: Athletes and Activism”
Cheryl Reeve, Minnesota Lynx coach and general manager
Israel Gutierrez, ESPN reporter
Jon Solomon, Aspen Institute Sports & Society Program editorial director (moderator)
Panel 2 (11 am-12 pm ET)
Joe Briggs, NFL Players Association public policy counsel
Ellis McKennie, University of Maryland football player
Liz Clarke, Washington Post sports reporter
Tom Farrey, Aspen Institute Sports & Society Program executive director (moderator)
Return here Dec. 10 to watch the Future of Sports Activism conversation live. Read a Q&A Aspen Institute story with Etan Thomas on why athlete activism matters.
Future of Sports is a new quarterly conversation series by the Sports & Society Program. Our first event in January was Future of Football: Reimagining the Game’s Pipeline. Our second event in May was Future of College Sports: Reimagining Athlete Pay. Our third event in September was Future of Sports Betting: Reimagining its Public Value. We will explore four topics in 2018 with thought leaders, encouraging them to consider the major trends and potential policy shifts on the table, and ask: What if? In doing so, we aim to help stakeholders think through key questions shaping the future of our games, the sports industry and its impact on society.
The Sports & Society Program thanks Marilyn and Michael Glosserman for their generous support of the Future of Sports conversation series.
Watch here: https://www.aspeninstitute.org/events/future-of-sports-activism/
Twenty percent of all sales made during the fundraiser will be donated to SBA. Panera requires a minimum of $100 in sales brought in by SBA in order to make a donation. A printed flyer or an electronic version of the flyer on a mobile phone or tablet must be presented when ordering.
Ken Rosenthal, Fox Sports on-field baseball reporter and interviewer will visit the GW School of Business Thursday, Nov. 15 for "A View from the Dugout," an informal conversation and reflection on the 2018 Major League Baseball season and the business of baseball. The program takes place in Duques Hall RM 151 at 6:15. The program is open to the GW Community. Ken, a long-time baseball journalist, is well known for conducting interviews from the field as part of broadcasts of the World Series and All Star games. He is part of the Fox Sports broadcast team for the current Red Sox-Dodgers World Series.
The 13th annual Shirley Povich Symposium is set for 7 p.m. Nov. 13 at Riggs Alumni Center.
This year's topic is "Race in Sports: The Challenge Continues."
The featured panelists are:
Chelsea Janes, Nationals Beat Writer, Washington Post
Tom McMillen, ’74, President & Chief Executive Officer, Lead1 Association
Kevin Merida, Editor-in-Chief, ESPN’s The Undefeated
Scott Van Pelt, Sportscaster and Sports Talk Show Host, ESPN
DeMaurice Smith, Executive Director, NFL Players’ Association
Moderated by Maury Povich
This event is free and open to the public. No tickets required.
You’re invited to the Second Annual Wharton Sports Business Summit on Friday, November 9. This collaboration between the Wharton Sports Business Initiative and Wharton Undergraduate Sports Business Club is a full day of keynotes, panels, workshops, research presentations, and a career fair designed to help you broaden your connections and learn what the industry has to offer. We have a lineup of more than 30 speakers led by President of Baseball Operations and General Manager of the Defending World Champion Houston Astros, Jeff Luhnow. Among the approximately 20 companies attending the career fair will be the Madison Square Garden, Major League Baseball, all of our local Philly pro teams, and many more.
***Featuring Monumental Sports and Entertainment, Wasserman Media Group, and more!***
The 2018 Ready, Set, Grow! conference, hosted by Alpha Kappa Psi and Delta Sigma Pi, features a Sports, Events and Hospitality Panel that we encourage all GW students interested in the sports industry to attend.
We encourage all interested parties to head over to the Facebook event for more details:
If you are attending the conference please register on Handshake AND fill out this form to confirm which panels you will be attending:
To attend the conference you MUST fill out the form above. If you only register on Handshake and do not fill out the form, you will not be able to attend the conference. All majors are invited to attend.
Dress code is Business Professional.
Sponsored by Lyft.
There will be a special screening of CREED II. Following the showing, John Ourand with Sport Business Journal will host a question and answer with director Steven Caple Jr., and boxer/actor Florian Montenescu, who plays Viktor Drago in the film.
The theater is 11/1/2018 United States Navy Memorial (701 Pennsylvania Ave, NW) and it starts at 7:30 pm.
If interested in attending please sign-up
Stop by Duques 151 on Wednesday to hear from a panel of professionals in the sports industry, including:
Adisa Bakari is the Principal Founder and Chief Executive Officer of The Sports & Entertainment Group.
Bakari has made a number of public appearances on ESPN and has gained recognition as the agent of Pittsburgh Steelers running back Le’Veon Bell, who continues to hold out due to contract negotiations.
Mr. Bakari counsels professional athletes with respect to the negotiation of player and marketing contracts, in addition to various other aspects of their athletic and post-athletic careers. He is certified as a Contract Advisor/Agent by the National Football League Players Association.
Carrie Potter (BBA ‘99, MBA ‘01) is the President and Owner of The Carrie Potter Group, LLC. Her organization provides financial planning and business consulting services to professional athletes, entrepreneurs and small businesses. As a value-add service, CPG creates and implements community engagement and branding strategies for clients including partnerships, special events, and scholarship or grant funding programs.
As the Director of Athlete and Talent Representation, Matt assists with the on- and off-court representation of Tandem's basketball clients. He analyzes NBA team rosters and salary cap situations, and applies Collective Bargaining Agreement rules to player salaries, free agency, trades and other contract provisions. Additionally, Matt helps to align clients with like-minded companies and pursues opportunities to strengthen client brands, business, and philanthropic endeavors. Matt also assists with negotiating and drafting off-the-court agreements.
Matt received his BA in Sports Marketing from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where he was a walk-on member of the basketball team. He earned his JD from the University of Maryland, where he served as the President of the Arts, Entertainment and Sports Law Society. Matt is admitted to the bars of Maryland and the District of Columbia.
Bio adapted from Tandem Sports and Entertainment website.
Join the GW Sports Business Association alongside other GW students for GWU Night at Audi FIeld!
DC United hosts NYC FC for its final home game of the regular season with a playoff berth on the line. Don't miss out on your chance to see a World Cup winner in David Villa 🇪🇸 take on England's 🏴 all-time top scorer in Wayne Rooney!
RSVP here to get your FREE tickets here!
Moderated by veteran sports attorney Phil Hochberg, a panel including Dan Spillane, vice president and assistant general counsel of the NBA, Tom McMillen, president and CEO of Lead1, an association of college athletic directors, Danielle Boyd, managing general counsel of the West Virginia Lottery, and Christian Genetski, chief legal officer of FanDuel, takes on the issues facing a brave new world where gambling is legal, taxed, and as convenient as a smartphone app.
On October 8-9 during our Fall Break, the GW Sports Business Association will be taking a Career Trek to the Big Apple, New York City!
In the past, we have met with teams, leagues, and agencies, plus we meet with alums for breakfast, lunch, dinner or drinks for networking opportunities. This is a fantastic way for SBA members to learn more about the sports industry!
This year, we are thrilled to be meeting with the following organizations:
Alumni reception at Roof at Park South
Roc Nation Sports
Sign up has now ended but stay connected with SBA on social media for future opportunities.
Please join us for the Washington D.C. Sports & Entertainment Career Fair hosted by UMD Athletics at the Pavilion in XFINITY Center this September! Don’t miss this unique opportunity to get to meet employers from companies and organizations in the sports industry, looking to fill various entry level job and internship positions.
Schedule of Events**:
Saturday, September 22nd
TBD - Doors Open for Registration
TBD - Career Fair Begins
TBD - Maryland vs Minnesota (Football Game)
**Time is subject to change closer to event
Companies in Attendance**:
The Aspire Group
Outfront Media (Maryland Sports Properties)
Washington Nationals Youth Baseball Academy
Sport Management Worldwide
**Subject to change.
-General Admission - $21 per registrant (before online registration fee)
This includes access to the Career Fair plus a game ticket to the Maryland vs Minnesota football game that afternoon.
-***General Admission & Profile Review - $30 per registrant (before online registration fee)
***Candidates that purchase this ticket will have their profiles reviewed by TeamWork Online Founder, Buffy Filippell. This can include: TeamWork Online profile, headline, cover letter, and career coaching to maximize this career fair.
Refunds, Exchanges and Cancellations:
TeamWork Online will provide a refund if, and only if, a refund request has been made in writing to TeamWork Online no later than 72 hours prior to the event. Otherwise, all sales are final. All written requests for refunds must be made through a user’s personal Eventbrite account. Exchanges will not be provided of any kind. Should an event be canceled or postponed TeamWork Online will notify attendees in writing and do everything within its power to provide a refund.
The Howard University School of Business' inaugural Sports & Entertainment Summit aims to introduce young professionals to opportunities that exists within both the sports and entertainment industry. Industry specialists from companies including Roc Nation, NFL, NBA and MLB will tackle important topics including the process of breaking the glass ceiling, surviving discriminatory company cultures, the power of networking, and more!
Contact: email@example.com for any questions or concerns
The second annual SPORTS FORWARD summit will explore the future of women in sports.
Join us as we hear from athletes, business leaders, and champions of equality who will discuss the value of sports in preparing women for leadership roles. Speakers will address societal attitudes about women in sports and ideas and solutions to boost participation, access, and fan engagement.
If interested, please register here: http://www.cvent.com/events/sports-forward-summit-2018/event-summary-c4398b5cc9444c52940932a32276928c.aspx
For students, use promo code SPORTS50 for a 50% student discount.
$50 - General admission
$25 - Student, membership
Attend The Aspen Institute's panel on sport betting, a topical discussion on the recent Supreme Court decision to legalize sports betting. It is the third installment in the Sports and Society series conducted by The Aspen Institute.
USA Basketball will be hosting a “Women in the Game” career event at GW Sept 9-10 followed by a USA vs. Japan basketball game Monday Sept. 10th at 7pm at the Smith Center. Check in at the Marvin Center.
Registration for the conference costs $45 with promo code wgwuitgdc18 for students. Sign up here: https://www.usab.com/youth/usa-basketball-women-in-the-game/washington-dc.aspx
Registration for tickets for the USA vs. Japan game are $5-10 for students using promo code #USAWBB. Sign up here: https://getgwtix.com/online/default.asp?doWork::WScontent::loadArticle=Load&BOparam::WScontent::loadArticle::article_id=F744CF4E-CCFD-4D66-A56C-F26583C4A08C
Coming up right after spring break: an all-access tour of a REAL NFL STADIUM! Join us on Friday, March 23rd for a tour of FedEx Field, home of the Washington Redskins. You'll get to see the ticket office, field, luxury boxes, locker room, and even the famous "you like that" spot! Sign up today to check out the home of one of the NFL's most historic franchises!
The Sports Industry Networking & Career Conference (SINC) is being held in just a few short weeks on February 23-24 right here on GW's Foggy Bottom campus! Don't pass up this opportunity to network and learn from well-known leaders across the industry.
Visit the website to register: https://www.sincconference.com/
Join us on January 30th at Capital One Arena as the Wizards host the Oklahoma City Thunder. We'll network with executives from Monumental Sports and Entertainment before the game, and then enjoy what should be a great night of basketball!
For More information please visit our Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/1648480141858099/
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